2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 14 — Criminal law
RS 14:35.2 — Simple battery of the infirm
§35.2. Simple battery of the infirm
A. Simple battery of the infirm is a battery committed against an infirm, disabled, or aged person who is incapable of consenting to the battery due to either of the following:
(1) Advanced age.
(2) Unsoundness of mind, stupor, abnormal condition of the mind, or other mental or developmental disability, regardless of the age of the victim.
B. For purposes of this Section, "infirm, disabled, or aged person" shall include but not be limited to any individual who is a resident of a nursing home, mental retardation facility, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility, or any individual who is sixty years of age or older. Lack of knowledge of the person's age shall not be a defense.
C. Whoever commits the crime of battery1 of the infirm shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars and imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than six months, or both.
Acts 1999, No. 1056, §1.
1 As appears in enrolled bill.
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